Counterbalance Forklift Training Course- Novice

Forklift Truck

Equipment: Counterbalance / Rider

Accrediting Body: ITSSAR

Level: Novice – first time Fork Lift Truck Operator who has no previous experience of Materials Handling Equipment

Location In House - Customer Premises

Course Duration: 3-5 Days

Ratio & Days: 3:1 (5 Days), 2:1 (4 Days), 1:1 (3 Days)

Schedule: Course Example

Cost: £POA

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Course Structure


  • Introductions
  • Theory Lesson including Forklift truck stability – Safety Video
  • Practical training in the safe operation of the fork truck.


  • Continue Practical Training
  • Days Three to Five
  • Continue Practical Training
  • Theory Test
  • Practical Basic skills test

Day3 - 5

  • Continue Practical Training
  • Theory Test
  • Practical Basic skills test

What does the course cover?

  • Fork Lifts and the Law
  • Operator’s Safety Code
  • Basic & Advanced Steering, Stacking, De-stacking, Picking Up & Setting Down
  • Theory Test
  • Major Component Identification, Pre-use Inspection & Reporting
  • Practical Skills Test

On completion of the training course the trainee will be able to:

  • Name all main components of the forklift truck.
  • Carry out a Pre-shift inspection check and understand the importance of such checks.
  • Operate the forklift truck within the safety limits defined by the manufacturer.
  • Stack and de-stack from various heights with various loads safely.
  • Manoeuvre a laden forklift truck in a narrow confined area.